Storm end Lightning’s seven match winning run. 9th April 2019
Surrey Storm ended Loughborough Lightning’s seven-game winning run, with certainly their best performance of the season, after completing a 63-59 victory at Loughborough on Monday.
Sigi Burger was the star of the show, shooting at over 90%, with 57 goals out of 62.
Storm took the game to Lightning early in the opening quarter, by opening up a six-goal lead at 12-6. The visitors headed into the second quarter with a six-goal advantage 19-13.
Storm increased their lead to 15 goals at one stage in the second quarter. Reah Dixon replaced Yasmine Hodge-England, before Lightning reduced the gap to ten at the half time break, with the Surrey side ending 30 mins to lead 35-25.
Head Coach Mikki Austin brought herself on in Q3 at Centre, in place of Emily Gulvin, but Loughborough eventually managed to drag themselves back into the contest to cut the deficit to only three goals at the end of the quarter 47-44.
Storm re-asserted themselves in the final quarter, to lead by seven. With five minutes remaining the hosts had got themselves to within five, but excellent defence from the girls in duck blue ensured that they would take a well deserved victory.